Risks and safety[edit | edit source]
Risks include the potential for addiction / substance abuse and tolerance. There are many side effects, including insomnia, irritability, dizziness, constipation, diarrhea, dyskinesia, dysphoria, headaches, appetite loss, and heart palpitations.
Availability[edit | edit source]
Evidence[edit | edit source]
ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
Dexamphetamine and other CNS stimulants were not recommended as a treatment in the 2021 NICE ME/CFS guideline, with the committee stating "The committee noted the very low quality of the evidence and was not confident in the effects for CNS stimulants. The committee discussed their experience of CNS stimulants and were concerned about possible harms. They noted that CNS stimulants could cause people with ME/CFS to push themselves outside of their energy limits which could have damaging effects."
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Dexamfetamine". Drugs.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
- "DEXAMFETAMINE 5MG TABLETS". Drugs.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
- Carruthers, Bruce M.; Jain, Anil Kumar; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lerner, A. Martin; Bested, Alison C.; Flor-Henry, Pierre; Joshi, Pradip; Powles, AC Peter; Sherkey, Jeffrey A.; van de Sande, Marjorie I. (2003), "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 7–115, doi:10.1300/J092v11n01_02
- "F: Pharmacological interventions | Evidence | Myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy)/chronic fatigue syndrome: diagnosis and management | Guidance | NICE". NICE. p. 102. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
adverse reaction Any unintended or unwanted response to a treatment, whether in a clinical trial or licensed treatment. May be minor or serious.
central nervous system (CNS) - One of the two parts of the human nervous system, the other part being the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system consists of nerves that travel from the central nervous system into the various organs and tissues of the body.